6K Incoming signatures
William Stearns <wstearns <at> pobox.com>
2002-06-02 22:35:34 GMT
Good day, all,
I'll be sending in signatures from a 6100 verified-spam message
folder this week. Jordan and Vipul, this is to let you know ahead of time
so you don't think I'm submitting tons of fake signatures. For everyone
else, here's how I decided on what to submit.
Junkfilter was my old spam catcher; I still use it to flag
messages that razor doesn't yet recognize. I manually review messages
that end up in the "junkfilter-spam" folder, and only if I'm sure they're
spam do they make it to the "spam" folder. I've gone back over the most
recent half of the "spam" folder again and used the following additional
checks to make certain that what I'm submitting is spam; these messages
get saved to the "verified-spam" folder, which is what I'll be
First off, I'm _not_ submitting the usual outlook/exchange virus
messages, although I'd be glad to if that's appropriate.
I _am_ submitting messges with strings that match various body
parts, make the dollas schemes, house lending offers, etc. Then I check
for character set strings for languages I couldn't possibly read. Also,
I'm using domains and email addresses that send a large amount of spam.
To see the entire list, see
Jordan or Vipul - if you have any concerns about this, would
rather receive the data in a different form, or want the raw verified-spam
folder instead, please let me know. Otherwise I'll start feeding the
messages this week.
Tridge - I believe you were asking for collection of known spams.
Is there a good way for me to get you a (bzip2 -9'd 8M) folder?